Video: Magic’s Aaron Gordon, Knicks’ Dennis Smith Jr. entertain Seattle with impromptu dunk contest
Both players just had an impromptu slam dunk contest during Jamal Crawford’s The CrawsOver Pro-Am League, and one can argue that it was better than what we’ve seen in the official dunk contests over the past couple of years.
Dennis Smith Jr. and Aaron Gordon dunk contest 😤
Who ya got?
— The Crossover (@TheCrossover) August 26, 2019
No props, no gimmicks, just pure athleticism between the two NBA high-fliers, who wowed the fans in attendance.
Aaron Gordon and Dennis Smith Jr. decided to start their own dunk contest 😱
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 26, 2019
Both players have already participated in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest over the past years, with Aaron Gordon even having that epic showdown with then-Minnesota Timberwolves guard Zach LaVine back in 2016. Dennis Smith Jr., meanwhile, joined the event last year but was eliminated in the first round.
Gordon has already stated that he is more than willing to participate in the 2020 Dunk Contest if he’s healthy, so it is something to watch out for next campaign. On the other hand, LaVine hasn’t indicated yet if he will join, but having him face Gordon in Chicago will surely make for must-watch TV.
The All-Star festivities won’t be until February next year, so for the time being, let us just sit back, relax and enjoy these short clips of two insane dunkers going up against each other.